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Final workshop programme: Building the Capacity of Deaf Communities through Applied Sign Linguistics – 1st March

6 February, 2014

We are pleased to announce the final programme for our workshop ‘Building the Capacity of Deaf Communities through Applied Sign Linguistics’, which will take place on 1st March in Greenbank Lecture Theatre at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston, UK.

10:00 Arrival and welcome
10:15 “Methods of Researching Literacies in Context” – Dr Uta Papen (Lancaster University) & Prof Ulrike Zeshan (UCLan)
10:45 Teaching English literacy to the deaf community in Jordan – Paul Scott (British Council) & colleagues
11:15 Tea/coffee break
11:30 “Approaches to Deaf Literacy in India” – Sibaji Panda (UCLan), Tamara Kováčová (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic) & Praveena Davis and Silvy Maxi Mena (National Institute of Speech and Hearing, Kerala, India)
12:00 Parallel discussion groups
a. Sign-language-based teaching materials (led by Sibaji Panda)
b. Deaf literacy (led by Ulrike Zeshan and Jenny Webster)
c. Capacity building (led by Nick Palfreyman)
13:00 Lunch
13:45 Parallel discussion groups (topics as above)
14:45 “Future directions: How could sign language teaching benefit from spoken corpus linguistics?” – Nick Palfreyman & Dr Chris Jones (UCLan)
15:15 Tea/coffee break
15:30 “Incorporating Plurilingual Approaches in ASL Early Intervention” – Dr Kristin Snoddon, David Peikoff Chair of Deaf Studies (University of Alberta, Canada)
16:00 Panel discussion, led by national and international Deaf community representatives alongside academics
16:30 Closing words
16:45 Finish

Interpreting will be provided, and the workshop will be accessible in spoken English, International Sign and British Sign Language. The workshop is free of cost, and everyone is welcome to attend. There will be catering throughout the day. Please email iSLanDS academic coordinator Simeon Hart ( to book your place.

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